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JHSBC Oral History Collection Quebec
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Abe Jampolsky

Oral history interview with Abe Jampolsky who was born in Lipton like his two brothers. Abe's grandparents were Ukrainians who emigrated to Canada in 1906. Met his wife Ldyia, in Montreal and after having children moved to Vancouver in 1955. Besides running a successful clothing business, Abe participated throughout the Jewish community in Vancouver. He was involved in the B. I. men’s club, the Jewish Community Centre, the Israel Bonds Committee, the Jewish National Fund, Vancouver's Talmud Torah and the Sharey Tefillah congregation. Abe speaks of the changing nature of the business dealing with Chinese clientele in the 80's and 90's when he'd started serving Caucasians as the Asian community had not expanded until the last quarter of the century.

Manfred Carsh

Oral history interview with Manfred Carsh who was born in 1922 in Europe. Interview covers the business and family lives prior to and during the outbreak of WW2; details of Kristallnacht; effects on the family, forced out of their home, forced to sell the business for pennies on the dollar to Germans, as did other Jewish businesses.

Betty Averbach

Oral history interview with Betty Averbach who was born in Romania in 1921. In Vancouver the family were active in the Schara Tzedeck synagogue.

Selina Robinson

Oral history interview with Selina Robinson who was born in Montreal in 1964, though her father’s father was born in Lithuania; whereas her mother’s father had been born in Denmark. Selina's parents moved the family to British Columbia in 1978 primarily due to the Separatist climate engulfing Quebec.

Jacob Butt

Oral history interview with Jacob Butt, who was born in New Denver, BC in 1981.

Tessler, Ronnie

Ian Zack

An Oral history interview with Ian Zack who was born in Montreal in 1945 to Ruth Steirman (Montreal, June 20th, 1924) and Harris Ferenly (England, September 19th, 1922). Involved in engineering in the Israeli army. Ian was a tree planter in Ottawa for 26 years.

Tessler, Ronnie

Carla Nemiroff

Oral history interview with Carla (nee Malgena) Nemiroff who was born in Montreal in 1957, her parents had been born in Quebec in the 1930's. Carla's grandparents came from Austria and the Ukraine and left Europe for Canada due to the wars and pogroms in Europe.

Tessler, Ronnie

Harry Toban

Oral history interview with Harry Toban who was born in Lithuania in 1895, but family emigrated to Canada in 1911 because his uncle had gone to Montreal in 1895 and his aunts had come to Vancouver from Montreal in 1905. Mr. Toban primarily discusses being a business owner and helping the development of Schara Tzedeck Synagogue on Oak Street.

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